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Never at war : why democracies will not fight one another

Author: Spencer R Weart
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1998.
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"This lively book reveals a remarkable and tremendously important finding: fully democratic nations have never made war on other democracies. Furthermore, says the author, they probably never will. He analyzes for the first time every instance in history of a democracy confronting another with military force, from ancient Athens to modern America, and offers practical advice to ensure future peace. Book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Spencer R Weart
ISBN: 0300070179 9780300070170 0300082983 9780300082982
OCLC Number: 38249676
Description: vi, 424 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Investigating the Puzzle of Democratic Peace --
Ancient Greece: Definitions and a Pattern of Peace --
Medieval Italy: Wars Without States --
The Rise of Republican States, Ideals, and Alliances --
The Political Culture of Peace --
The Swiss Republics: Defining an Enemy --
Oligarchy, Intervention, and Civil War --
Republics Versus Autocracies --
Well-Established Republics Versus Authoritarian Regimes --
Well-Established Republics Versus Newborn Republics --
Authoritarian Diplomacy --
Republican Diplomacy --
Imperialist Aggression by Democracies --
Leagues of Republics --
Crusading for Democracy --
Military Confrontations Between Approximately Republican Regimes of the Same Kind.
Responsibility: Spencer R. Weart.

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"This lively book reveals a remarkable and tremendously important finding: fully democratic nations have never made war on other democracies. Furthermore, says the author, they probably never will. He analyzes for the first time every instance in history of a democracy confronting another with military force, from ancient Athens to modern America, and offers practical advice to ensure future peace. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.

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